The Parent Trip: Erin and Bill Dischinger of Andorra

With Ophelia, “we were so scared,” Erin recalls. “If we weren’t holding her, we were thinking: Is she breathing? Is she warm enough? Is she too warm? We had no clue. With Charlotte, we weren’t as nervous.”

‘The onus is not on them’: Breaking down stereotypes, misconceptions, and myths about black women, marriage at the Free Library

A Q&A with sociologist and licensed clinical social worker Sarah Adeyinka-Skold about black women's marriage patterns and dating trends. Adeyinka-Skold will speak about the myths and misconceptions about black women marrying at the Free Library on Feb. 20.

‘The onus is not on them’: Breaking down stereotypes, misconceptions, and myths about black women, marriage at the Free Library

A Q&A with sociologist and licensed clinical social worker Sarah Adeyinka-Skold about black women's marriage patterns and dating trends. Adeyinka-Skold will speak about the myths and misconceptions about black women marrying at the Free Library on Feb. 20.

Happy Owlentine’s Day: Temple’s mascot gets married

On Valentine's Day, Temple’s live mascot owl, Stella, said "I do" to her longtime mate, Sherlock, at their home in the Elmwood Park Zoo. Philadelphia Eagles' bald eagle mascot, Noah, officiated the wedding.

Happy Owlentine’s Day: Temple’s mascot gets married

On Valentine's Day, Temple’s live mascot owl, Stella, said "I do" to her longtime mate, Sherlock, at their home in the Elmwood Park Zoo. Philadelphia Eagles' bald eagle mascot, Noah, officiated the wedding.

Chocolate is ‘decadent and mystical.’ Here’s why the professionals come to Philly to learn its secrets.

A representative for Blommer Chocolate Company, a large supplier, pointed out emerging flavor trends — bee pollen, butterscotch, and Japanese citrus

Chocolate is ‘decadent and mystical.’ Here’s why the professionals come to Philly to learn its secrets.

A representative for Blommer Chocolate Company, a large supplier, pointed out emerging flavor trends — bee pollen, butterscotch, and Japanese citrus
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The Parent Trip: Suzy and Donny Graybill of Wyndmoor

“It’s easy to love your child,” Suzy says. “It’s not even that hard to do everything you have to do to provide. The hardest thing is being the best version of yourself. They’re looking at you, at every moment.”

Why it’s important to teach kids intuitive eating

Intuitive eating is a non-diet approach teaching us to listen to our body’s internal messages to better understand what it feels like to be hungry or full and to satisfy our body’s needs.

The thrill of the skate. There’s a roller rink revival in Philly and beyond.

Roller rinks are back. The skating revival began on the West Coast and has hit the Philadelphia area. For some, it's a return to yesteryear, for others it awakens their inner child.

When a teen’s moodiness may signal manic depression

Yes, teens are moody. But some may need medical help for a serious mental illness, bipolar disorder.

Philly museum thinks it has the only surviving relic of its type from a slain African American colonial soldier

The Museum of the American Revolution will put on display Friday the delicately inscribed powder horn carried by Gershom Prince, killed in battle in 1778.

ADHD rates are soaring. A pediatrician explains what we should be doing about it.

Attention disorders are twice as prevalent in the U.S. as they are worldwide. A lot of that has to do with how we are raising our kids.

Tariem Burroughs and Nick Wood of West Philadelphia

There was a healthy baby boy, born three days ago. Biracial. Just outside Atlantic City.

Are you a jet fighter or a helicopter? Why we should lose parenting labels.

These categories define a wide range of complex behaviors in one catchy buzzword. They also are laden with judgments — right, wrong, good, bad — and a heaping serving of guilt.

Get your kids out of the house (finally) with these springtime activities

Trust: No one is readier for spring than cooped up kids.

The Parent Trip: Karen Webb of York Springs

They’d exceeded Karen’s hopes by one: 13 kids, ranging in age from infancy to 33.

Insomnia in teens is a major public health problem. Here’s how to fix it.

A recent study indicated that 69 percent of high school students are failing to obtain the eight to 10 hours per night that they need.

Why you shouldn’t solely rely on monitoring apps for your child’s online safety

New monitoring apps for texts and social media can help flag if your children are having potential problems, but they don’t replace talking to them about these issues.

The Parent Trip: Andrea Thomas and Jeff Roman of Dresher

They’d received a benediction from Jeff’s grandmother, Ethel, born in 1922, who surprised him by pointing out, “You don’t have to be married to have kids.”

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